Base bulletin - week of Oct. 12

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Fire Prevention week safety tips

Fire Prevention week is this week. Below are safety tips from the Fire Prevention office.

1. Make a home escape plan: draw a map of your home with all the doors and windows.
2. Know at least two ways out of every room.  Make sure all the doors and windows open easily.
3. Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
4. Practice your fire drill during the day and at night twice each year.  Practice using different ways out.
5. Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can't reach them. 

Auto extrication demonstration

There will be an auto extrication demonstration in the parking lot between Building 210 and Ent Credit Union 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Watch the Schriever Fire Department in action removing a vehicle around a victim using the “jaws of life” and other specialized rescue tools. There are 6.2 million auto accidents each year, and in the U.S., 2.4 million people are injured and 35,000 are killed. It is important to use a seat belt in every seat and on every trip. Drive without distractions; do not use a cell phone or text while driving. For more information, contact the Fire Prevention Office at 567-3370. 



Fire Department Open House

The Tierra Vista Community Center will be hosting an open house 4 - 6 p.m. Friday. The event will include snacks, giveaways, handouts, a visit from Sparky and other activities for the whole family. The Schriever Fire department will have fire trucks and equipment on display and will be available for any questions. There will also be an interactive fire safety trailer set up for residents to learn about home fire hazards, kitchen fires and emergency escape procedures for family members.  For more information, contact the Fire Prevention Office at 567-3370. 


50th CPTS closure

The 50th Comptroller Squadron will be closed for an official function Thursday. For any questions, contact your first sergeant or 237-5863 for emergencies.



50 JA Legal Office closure

The Legal Office will be closed Thursday for a DV visit.  We will reopen Friday at 7:30 a.m.


Military Retirees Activities Office

The Military Retiree Activities office holds its monthly council meeting the second Thursday of each month 2:30 p.m. in Building 350, Room 1206, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The guest speaker for Thursday will be Sterling Chase with an overview of Martial Arts for Seniors. Call 556-7153 for more information.


Ghoulfest: A salute to troops 

Come join the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sam's Club parking lot at 4385 Venetucci Blvd. There will be prizes, raffles, a costume contest, and a preview of the top rated haunted houses in Colorado Springs. Come help us celebrate our troops as we recognize 12 veterans and active duty Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines for their service, sacrifice and commitment. For more information, contact Kelley Rodney at 706-414-9454.


HPP has limited services

The Health Promotion Office will have limited services now until Oct. 26.  For assistance or any questions, call 567-3948 in reference to classes or body fat analysis. Dietician appointments will still be conducted. Contact Tiffany Brunton at 556-5787 or 556-4292 to schedule an appointment. For all other questions, contact 567-1835.



Pikes Peak Comic Con 

Pikes Peak Comic Con will take place 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at Pikes Peak Community College. The event is free for Department of Defense card holders, first responders and PPCC Students. General admission is $12. For more information, contact David Raines at 567-3554.



Junior Diabetes Research Foundation "One Walk"

We are looking for volunteers for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation "One Walk." The walk is Saturday at the Rock Ledge Ranch near Garden of the Gods. Volunteers are needed at 7 a.m. Information can be found on the website:

For more information, contact Joanna Moore at 963-9693.



Road work to occur on Marksheffel

Construction will occur every Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. No road closures are anticipated, however, lane closures are expected. Please plan accordingly.





Open Season Health Fair 

Open Season for federal employee health and benefits and dental/vision insurance will run from Nov. 13 - Dec. 11. In preparation, Schriever will host the Open Season Health Fair 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Building 210 atrium. There will be representatives from different insurance companies available to answer questions and provide forms and pamphlets to all civilian employees on Schriever. For additional information, contact Maggie Wander at 567-4351.


Civilian Personnel Updates

Visit the Civilian Personnel Sharepoint site for the latest updates regarding progress reviews and civilian awards. For more information, contact Maggie Wander at 567- 4351.

Lactation rooms available

New moms, there are dedicated lactation rooms inside the Restricted Area, Buildings 24, 210, 300, 400 and 730. These rooms provide dedicated space for lactation and will assist with successful breastfeeding while serving at Schriever.


Building 24, Room 1003

Building 210, Room 204

Building 300, Room 210

Building 400, Room 203

Building 730, Room B19A


These rooms are available for the duration of the building’s duty day. For any questions or concerns, contact Robert Matthias at 567-3480.



TA mass briefing, one-on-one education counseling available

Tuition assistance briefing followed by education counseling is now offered every last Wednesday of the month in Building 210, Room 310. Mass TA Counseling is held 8 - 9:30 a.m. and one-on-one education counseling at 9:30 a.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up, call Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927 or Vicki Brautigam at 567-5903.



Sign up for SAI

Single Airmen Initiative events are free for both officers and enlisted personnel. If you are single and would like more information on the events available or would like to register, contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.




CCAF Fall Graduation Ceremony

Please join us for the Community College of the Air Force Fall Graduation Ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.  2 p.m. Oct. 17. Help us celebrate the achievements of the military men and women of the Air Force Space Command. To RSVP for the ceremony, visit



Retirement ceremony for Lt. Col. Brooks

Lt. Col. Joshua Brooks, 50th Operations Group deputy commander, cordially invites you to attend his retirement ceremony as he departs the Air Force after 22 years of active duty service. The ceremony will take place at the Silver Spruce Golf Course, Peterson Air Force Base Oct. 20. To view your invitation please click the link below. If you are unable to click on the link please copy and paste the address into your web browser.


Society of Military Widows holds meeting

The Society of Military Widows is open to widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouse’s rank. The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. Call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.



Cub Scout troops seeks recruits

The local Cub Scout Pack 808 is recruiting ages 7-10. Weekly meetings at Ellicott Middle School Library are Thursdays from 6 -7 p.m. They are also seeking adult leaders/volunteers to facilitate character development. For more information, contact Capt. Archie Johnson at 850-420-7358.



Fort Carson DLA announces services
Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Building 324, 1475 Wickersham Boulevard, Fort Carson, conducts orientations by appointment. The orientations discuss disposition services/processes to include turning in excess property, reutilizing government property, available web-based tools, special handling of property and environmental needs.

- To schedule an orientation training, contact 352-4186
- For receiving/turning in questions, contact 526-9689
- Environmental questions, contact 526-0289
- Reutilization/Transfer/Donation, contact 466-7002


TAPS looking for service members

The Tragedy Assistance Program is hosting a survivor seminar and is in need of active duty service members to pair with a child during their journey of grief, helping them gain coping skills in a supportive environment. For more information and how to register, visit the program’s website at or call Melissa Hermosillo at (915) 780-3344.

Academy cadet sponsor program looking for volunteers

The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking for volunteer sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home for cadets. The program needs about 180 families to sponsor cadets. Sponsors must be at least O-3 for officers, E-6 for enlisted and GS-05 for civilian. The program is designed to provide new cadets mentorship, offering active-duty and retired military personnel and civilians in the community an opportunity to mentor cadets on a permanent basis for their time at the Academy. Email or or call 333-2727 for more information.




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